Whenever my mom is in town, I always like to take advantage of her amazing sewing skills.  
Okay, "Take advantage of" sounds a bit selfish. 
What I mean is, I always beg her to teach me more about sewing.  
I had a vision in my head of a special birthday present I wanted to make for a good friend of mine.  
I knew my mom could help me make that vision a reality. 

Here is the reality.....

It seemed like such a simple project to me.  It didn't turn out to be quite as simple as I anticipated, 
but it involved fairly simple sewing skills and it took my mom and I about one hour to complete.  
I must admit, I was basically her assistant on this project.  
I did the designing, cutting and watching, she did the sewing. 

We lined it with this leftover wool fabric I had on hand. 

Look familiar?  It was also used to cover these wingback chairs.  

And I used some to make this ruffle wreath.

My friend is hard to buy for (even though she would disagree).
I knew she would appreciate a handmade gift.
I gave it to her on Monday and she loved it (or at least she said she did). ha ha. 

It took the front of a felted wool sweater to make the wristlet.
I already have the back of the sweater cut out and ready to go.
Now that I know how to make one, I think I'll give it a shot on my own.

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  1. Your friend must have been THRILLED, Andrea!
    This turned out so sweet!
    Love it.

  2. Maybe your mom could stop by my house for a visit? Her creations are wonderful! About the fabric on your wing chairs...what is that? Love the neutral color & the texture is perfect.

  3. That's adorable, who wouldn't love it! I'm on a mission to learn to sew. I'm looking for a great beginner machine and any helpful books with lots of pictures,(that's how I learn). Got any suggestions?

  4. This is super cute! I'd pay big bucks for it!....... again, you need to get yourself on Etsy girl! :)

  5. Your little purse came out great, a wonderful project! Laura

  6. really cute! Your mom must have some serious skills!

  7. Can you make a tutorial on how to make this?? This is a.dorable...so cute!

  8. Love this! I have a bag full of sweaters I have already felted. I've used some to make pillows and flower pine, now I'll try to duplicate your darling wristlet!
    Cathy @ Room Rx


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